Install Microsoft TrueType Fonts in Fedora and Ubuntu

When it comes to typography, Microsoft TrueType fonts are both visually appealing and aesthetically pleasing. They’re found all over the web, usually specified in stylesheets. Unfortunately for Linux users, the most common TTFs aren’t installed (by...

Upgrade Fedora 8 to Fedora 9 Using PreUpgrade

Fedora 9 was released this past Tuesday. The upgrade process has changed slightly, with the Fedora Project integrating a new tool called PreUpgrade. To upgrade, make sure your system is fully updated with: [code] yum -y update [/code] and reboot when the process has...

Upgrade Fedora 7 to Fedora 8 (Werewolf)

In the past, we discussed the procedure for upgrading Fedora using yum. Ready to try it again for Werewolf? Grab the new fedora-release and fedora-release-notes to update repos: [code lang=”bash”]rpm -Uvh...

Rebuild the YUM Database in Fedora 7

If you’ve ever gotten to a point where installing RPMs in linux becomes unresponsive, unreliable and/or extremely flaky, you may need to dig a little deeper. Simply killing the yumex/yum/python processes may not be enough. Perhaps a reboot will do the trick, but...

Upgrade FC6 to Fedora 7

As of May 31st, Fedora 7 is available. Even though the project has dropped ‘Core’ from its name, strangely enough the package names still include ‘fc7′. To upgrade from FC6, you can follow these instructions: Make sure your system is...